This will be the beginning of a new cycle for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg, as introduced by Africa Fashion International. 

We recently covered the reason behind Africa Fashion International putting up one of the biggest fashion events on the content, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg, for later part of the year. It is basically the second time the event is happening in 2016 and has taken over the slot previously occupied by Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. The remodelled calendar will be visibly set next year, with Cape Town fashion week earlier in the year and Joburg absorbing designers who previously used Fashion Week Africa to showcase, including those local, later in the year. 
Interesting newcomers include Nandi Mngoma, who is best known as an artist in music and a model, as well as Zama Mathe of Zarth. 
The line-up looks for MBFWJ spring-summer 2016:
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
18h30     The Intern by David Tlale
19h30     Colour by Nandi Mngoma and Inga Madyibi
20h30     Bulbulia Threads by Tasleem Bulbulia, Bulbulia Threads by  Tasleem Bulbulia WAKE by Pieter Burger Matte Nolim by Siyethemba Duma 
21h30     AFI Fastrack Presents: Chesney Williams x DJ Zinhle, Tayla Nguskos x Minnie Dlamini, Buda Malete x DJ Tira
Thursday, 11 August 2016
18h30     Philosophy by Jenni Button
19h30     Marianne Fassler
20h30     Stefania Morland, Shana
21h30     NN Vintage by Nhlanhla Nciza
Friday, 12 August 2016
18h30      Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue, Scalo by Sello Modupe
19h30      Ruff Tung, Leigh Schubert
20h30      MaXhosa by Laduma
22h00      David Tlale
Saturday, 13 August 2016
15h30     AFI Fastrack Presents: Featuring: AFI Young Designer of the Year 2016  Award R By Rich Mnisi x Maps Maponyane Beach Cult by Joanna Hedley Tina Ngxokolo Khosi Nkosi 
18h00     Xipixi by António Macheve Jr. Irmgard Mkhabela Duke by Sandile Duke Mngadi 
19h00     Featuring: Danielle Margaux Francois Vedemme Heni by Milo Kobus Dippenaar La Art Neviole Emporium NN Vintage    by Nhlanhla Nciza Orapeleng Modutle Style Avenue Stefania Morland Suzaan Heyns Thabo Makhetha Werner Dey Zarth by Zama Mathe
20h30     AFI Privé presents Couture D'Afrique in association with Puma Select KikoRomeo by Ann McCreath (Kenya) Tina Lobondi (DRCongo) Mina Evans  (Ghana) Otinguema by Jessica Nguema-Metoule (Gabon) Adama Paris (Senegal) Osuare Egbuonu (Nigeria) Ciss Saint Moïse (Côte d'Ivoire) Soraya da Piedade (Angola) Sheria Ngowi (Tanzania) Laduma by MaXhosa (South Africa) Haute Baso brought to you by Air Rwanda(Rwanda) 
Sunday, 14 August 2016
11h00 - 18h00 AFI ALL ACCESS DESIGNER SALE Old Civic Art Gallary